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closed 8/8/2018 via BNC Analysis

Busy Bees Childcare Ltd., acquired Droitwich Spa Nursery & Kindergarten

synopsis: Busy Bees Childcare, UK's largest provider of quality child care, has acquired Droitwich Spa Nursery & Kindergarten (DSNK), a private childcare setting. DNSK has 25 years of experience in the provision of outstanding care and education and they have been recognized for their excellence and innovation in the delivery of childcare.
buyer: Busy Bees Childcare Ltd.
Busy Bees Childcare is the UK's largest provider of quality child care with 351 nurseries. Their child-centered approach promotes the development of creativity, individuality, and self-confidence through working in partnership with parents to provide the highest standards of nursery care. "
target: Droitwich Spa Nursery & Kindergarten
Based in the UK, Droitwich Spa Nursery & Kindergarten is a private childcare setting with 25 years of experience in the provision of outstanding care and education. They have been recognized for their excellence and innovation in the delivery of childcare through numerous national awards.
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closed 7/13/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Learning Care Group, Inc., acquired AppleTree & Gilden Woods Early Care and Preschool

synopsis: Learning Care Group, Inc. announced its acquisition of AppleTree & Gilden Woods – 24 preschools serving Michigan families in the Grand Rapids, Lansing, Kalamazoo, and Detroit markets, and one preschool for families in Apex, North Carolina. Learning Care Group is the second-largest for-profit early education and childcare provider in North America.
buyer parent: American Securities Capital Partners
buyer: Learning Care Group, Inc.
Learning Care Group is a leader in early childhood education, with more than 50 years of experience in inspiring children to love learning. Headquartered in Novi, Michigan, the company is the second largest for-profit early education and care provider in North America. "
target: AppleTree & Gilden Woods Early Care and Preschool
AppleTree & Gilden Woods Early Care and Preschool operates 24 schools throughout Michigan and one in North Carolina. They provide a safe environment for children ages six weeks to school-age in facilities that feature secure web camera access for parents.
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closed 7/6/2022 via Company Press Release

Unike, acquired Montessorihuset

synopsis: Unike, a Swedish preschool group, has acquired Montessorihuset, a preschool in Sweden. Montessorihuset provides a safe environment where children can have fun and develop. They focus on each child's unique needs and what they find interesting to help them build self-esteem and self-confidence.
buyer parent: Atvexa AB
buyer: Unike
Unike is a Swedish preschool group. Unike owns and operates nine preschools in Nacka, Tyresö and Vimmerby. Their schools offer an inspiring and varied pedagogical learning experience that are set in both indoor and outdoor environments. "
target: Montessorihuset
Montessorihuset is a preschool in Sweden. Montessorihuset provides a safe environment where children can have fun and develop. They focus on each child's unique needs and what they find interesting to help them build self-esteem and self-confidence.
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closed 7/1/2022 via PR Newswire

Sycamore Partners, acquired Goddard Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Sycamore Partners, a private equity firm specializing in retail, consumer, and distribution-related investments, has acquired Goddard Systems, franchisor of The Goddard School, from Wind River Holdings, L.P., a privately owned investment company. Goddard Systems is the leading brand in the market for premium early childcare and education.
buyer: Sycamore Partners
Sycamore Partners is a private equity firm based in New York. The firm specializes in retail, consumer, and distribution-related investments and partners with management teams to improve the operating profitability and strategic value of their business. "
target parent: Wind River Holdings
target: Goddard Systems, Inc.
Goddard Systems, the franchisor of The Goddard School, is the acknowledged leader in the premium early childcare and education market segment. Goddard Systems currently licenses nearly 600 Goddard School franchises that serve more than 80,000 students in 37 states and Washington, D.C.
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announced 5/4/2022 via BusinessWire

Bright Horizons Family Solutions, will acquire Only About Children

synopsis: Bright Horizons Family Solutions, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Only About Children, a high-quality operator of child care and early education centers in Australia.
buyer: Bright Horizons Family Solutions (BFAM:$1,832.29)
Bright Horizons is a leading global provider of high-quality child care and early education, back-up care, and workplace education services. The company partners with employers to support workforces by providing services that help working families and employees thrive personally and professionally. "
target parent: Bain Capital
target: Only About Children
Only About Children is a high-quality operator of child care and early education centers in Australia. Based outside Sydney, OAC operates approximately 75 campuses located in the Australian states of New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland.
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closed 4/22/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Genius Group Limited, acquired Education Angels

synopsis: Genius Group Limited, a world-leading entrepreneur Edtech and education group, has announced the completion of its acquisition of New Zealand based Education Angels, a provider of in-home childcare, which enables children from birth to five years to flourish in a caring environment tailored to their needs.
buyer: Genius Group Limited (NYSEAM:GNS:$12.78)
Genius Group is a world-leading entrepreneur Edtech and education group, with a mission to disrupt the current education model with a student-centered, life-long learning curriculum that prepares students with the leadership, entrepreneurial and life skills to succeed in today’s market. "
target: Education Angels
New Zealand based Education Angels is a provider of in-home childcare, which enables children from birth to five years to flourish in a caring environment tailored to their needs.
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closed 3/9/2022 via PR Web

Children of America, acquired Oceanside Academy

synopsis: Children of America, Educational Childcare (COA), the #1 preschool in America, has acquired Oceanside Academy, a private preschool located in Jupiter, Florida. Oceanside Academy strives to provide all children with a quality early learning experience. They offer a safe and stimulating environment where children cultivate a natural desire to learn.
buyer: Children of America
Children of America (COA) is the #1 preschool in America. COA offers the highest level of childcare for children ages six weeks to twelve years of age. Their premier programs include infant care, toddler care, preschool and pre-kindergarten programs, before-and-after school care, and summer camp. "
target: Oceanside Academy
Oceanside Academy is a private preschool located in Jupiter, Florida. Oceanside Academy strives to provide all children with a quality early learning experience. They offer a safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment where children cultivate a natural desire to learn.
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closed 4/29/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Learning Care Group, Inc., acquired Young School

synopsis: Learning Care Group, Inc. announced its acquisition of Young School, six preschools serving families in Maryland in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, and Howard Counties. Learning Care Group is the second-largest for-profit early education and childcare provider in North America.
buyer parent: American Securities Capital Partners
buyer: Learning Care Group, Inc.
Learning Care Group is a leader in early childhood education, with more than 50 years of experience in inspiring children to love learning. Headquartered in Novi, Mich., the company is the second largest for-profit early education and care provider in North America. "
target: Young School
Young School is a daycare group that aims to inspire a lifelong love of learning by providing a thoughtful, nurturing environment for children that fosters creativity, independence and social confidence in a dynamic, joyful setting that is respectful of each child’s needs and individuality.
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closed 8/5/2020 via BNC Analysis

Sunny Days Nurseries, acquired TE Childcare Ltd

synopsis: Sunny Days Nurseries, a provider of childcare services in the UK, has acquired TE Childcare, an operator of preschools in the UK. TE Childcare operates the Hoppers and Sparkling Stars preschools. Their preschools provide a nurturing, stimulating and welcoming environment for children aged 2-4 years old.
buyer: Sunny Days Nurseries
Sunny Days Nurseries is a provider of childcare services in the UK. Sunny Days operates two day nurseries in the Dorset. Their nurseries provide exceptional childcare in an environment that inspires learning and development through fun and play. "
target: TE Childcare Ltd
TE Childcare is an operator of preschools in the UK. TE Childcare operates the Hoppers and Sparkling Stars preschools. Their preschools provide a nurturing, stimulating and welcoming environment for children aged 2-4 years old. They offer a variety of areas and activities for children to play in.
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closed 3/12/2020 via BusinessWire

Higher Ground Education, acquired CozyKin

synopsis: Higher Ground Education, Inc., the leading network of schools dedicated to modernizing and mainstreaming Montessori worldwide, has announced the acquisition of CozyKin, the childcare pioneer in Montessori-inspired nanny sharing at home.
buyer: Higher Ground Education
Higher Ground Education is an international company focused on modernizing the Montessori education method. Higher Ground owns and operates schools around the world and seeks to develop a platform that sources, secures, and develops back-end support to all Montessori-inspired schools and educators. "
target: CozyKin
CozyKin, now known as Guidepost at Home, is the go-to nanny sharing platform for new and expectant parents looking to combine the personalized care and convenience of a nanny combined with the program quality of early education.
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closed 3/5/2020 via PR Web

Endeavor Schools, acquired Kiddie Country Developmental Learning Center

synopsis: Endeavor Schools, a growing family of private schools, has acquired Kiddie Country Developmental Learning Center, one of the commonwealth’s top private schools for preschool and kindergarten education. Kiddie Country provides a complete, happy, and safe learning environment that meets the needs of the families they serve.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: Endeavor Schools
Endeavor Schools owns and operates 51 private preschool to 12th grade schools in the US. The company has schools in 12 states that operate under 27 different local brands and include 16 Montessori schools. Endeavor provides their schools with robust tools and resources to help them thrive. "
target: Kiddie Country Developmental Learning Center
Kiddie Country Developmental Learning Center is one of the commonwealth’s top private schools for preschool and kindergarten education. Kiddie Country provides a complete, happy, and safe learning environment that meets the needs of the families they serve.
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announced 2/13/2020 via PR Newswire

Apax Partners, will acquire Cadence Education, Inc.

synopsis: Funds advised by Apax Partners announced they have reached an agreement to acquire Cadence Education, a leading provider of early childhood education in North America, from investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Capital Partners.
buyer: Apax Partners
Apax Partners is a leading global private equity advisory firm. The Apax Funds invest in companies across four global sectors of Tech & Telco, Services, Healthcare and Consumer. These funds provide long-term equity financing to build and strengthen world-class companies. "
target parent: Morgan Stanley
target: Cadence Education, Inc.
Cadence Education is one of the premier early childhood educators in the United States, operating more than 225 private preschools across the country. Cadence has developed an unparalleled expertise in preparing students to thrive in the next step of their childhood.
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closed 12/3/2019 via PR Newswire

O2B Kids, acquired Home Away From Home

synopsis: O2B Kids, a premier provider of early education services, has acquired Home Away From Home (or "HAFH"), a provider of high-quality early education services in southeast Florida. HAFH operates preschools providing families with an education-focused and enriched environment for infant care, preschool, afterschool and summer camp services.
buyer parent: Spire Capital Partners, L.P.
buyer: O2B Kids
O2B Kids is a leading provider of early education services for children in the Southeast U.S. O2B offers preschool education for children 0 to 5 years old, afterschool enrichment programs for elementary school students, and an unprecedented family membership program for all kids 0 to 13 years old. "
target: Home Away From Home
Based in Palm Beach, Florida, Home Away From Home (or "HAFH") operates preschools providing families with an education-focused and enriched environment for infant care, preschool, afterschool and summer camp services.
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closed 5/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

Unsere Champions GmbH, acquired Isarkids GmbH

synopsis: Germany-based Unsere Champions GmbH has acquired the Munich-based kindergarten group, Isarkids. Isarkids Group operates several kindergartens and nursery schools across seven locations in Munich and Landshut. Isarkids offers comprehensive education, upbringing, and childcare for children starting at nine weeks old.
buyer: Unsere Champions GmbH
German-based Unsere Champions operates kindergartens and nursery schools at several locations in Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg. Unsere Champions' educational concept is based on the principles of the Bavarian Education and Training Plan. "
target: Isarkids GmbH
German-based Isarkids operates kindergarten and nursery schools. Isarkids offers comprehensive education, upbringing, and childcare for children starting at nine weeks old. Isarkids pedagogical concept and way of working are based on the educational philosophies of Reggio- and Montessori pedagogy.
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closed 5/8/2019 via PR Newswire

O2B Kids, acquired Brookside Academy

synopsis: O2B Kids, a leading provider of early education services for children in the Southeast U.S., acquired Brookside Academy. Brookside Academy, founded in 1999, has two locations in Alpharetta and Johns Creek, suburbs of Atlanta, GA.  It provides services such as infant and toddler care, preschool, afterschool enrichment programs and summer camp.
buyer: O2B Kids
O2B Kids is a leading provider of early education services for children in the Southeast U.S. O2B offers preschool education for children 0 to 5 years old, afterschool enrichment programs for elementary school students, and an unprecedented family membership program for all kids 0 to 13 years old. "
target: Brookside Academy
Brookside Academy, founded in 1999, has two locations in Alpharetta and Johns Creek, suburbs of Atlanta, GA. It provides services such as infant and toddler care, preschool, afterschool enrichment programs and summer camp.
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announced 12/22/2018 via BNC Analysis

Busy Bees Childcare Ltd., will acquire Giraffe Childcare

synopsis: Busy Bees Childcare, the UK's largest provider of quality child care, is to acquire Giraffe Childcare, a company that operates childcare and early learning centers for pre-school children in Ireland. It provides after school and out-of-school care programs, as well as offers childcare consultancy service for companies and their employees.
buyer: Busy Bees Childcare Ltd.
Busy Bees Childcare is the UK's largest provider of quality child care with 351 nurseries. Their child-centered approach promotes the development of creativity, individuality, and self-confidence through working in partnership with parents to provide the highest standards of nursery care. "
target: Giraffe Childcare
Giraffe Childcare Unlimited Company operates childcare and early learning centers for pre-school children in Ireland. It provides after school and out-of-school care programs, as well as offers childcare consultancy service for companies and their employees.
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announced 10/10/2018 via BNC Analysis

SDM Jazz and Ballet Academie, will acquire ELFA Preschool

synopsis: SDM Jazz and Ballet Academie (SDM), an operator of dance academies in Hong Kong, will acquire ELFA Preschool, a Singapore-based company that operates preschools. ELFA operates over 120 centres that offer infant and toddler programmes, preschool programmes, and special programmes focused on arts and crafts.
buyer: SDM Jazz and Ballet Academie (SEHK:8363:$24.52)
SDM Jazz and Ballet Academie (SDM) is an operator of dance academies in Hong Kong. SDM offers ballet and jazz courses for children between the ages of 1 and 16. SDM also provides over 300 performance opportunities to students annually to help them build confidence, friendships and team spirit. "
target: ELFA Preschool
ELFA Preschool is a Singapore-based company that operates preschools. ELFA operates over 120 centres that offer rich educational programmes to more than 20,000 students annually. They offer infant and toddler programmes, preschool programmes, and special programmes focused on arts and crafts.
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closed 7/4/2018 via Forbes

Golden Gate Capital, acquired The Learning Experience

synopsis: The Learning Experience, one of the top early learning and childcare franchises in the country, announced it had been acquired by San Francisco-based private equity firm, Golden Gate Capital. The Learning Experience®, with more than 300 centers operating or under development, is one of the nation's fastest-growing Academies of Early Education.
buyer: Golden Gate Capital
Golden Gate Capital is a privately held enterprise with over $15 billion in committed capital. They operate as a private holding company and recapitalize, restructure, and ultimately build meaningful businesses in partnership with management over an indefinite time horizon. "
target parent: Norwest Venture Partners
target: The Learning Experience
The Learning Experience®, with more than 300 centers operating or under development, is one of the nation's fastest-growing Academies of Early Education for children ages six weeks to six years old. The Learning Experience places a prominent focus on programs that advance scholastic preparation.
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closed 6/20/2018 via BNC Analysis

Only About Children, acquired Little Learning School

synopsis: Private equity major Bain Capital has acquired Australia’s childcare provider Little Learning School through its subsidiary, Only About Children. Little Learning School operates 20 childcare centres across New South Wales, while Only About Children runs 44 campuses across Melbourne and Sydney.
buyer parent: Bain Capital
buyer: Only About Children
Only About Children is changing the childcare landscape, with a holistic approach to early learning. Only About Children owns and operates a network of upmarket long day care centers across the states of New South Wales and Victoria in Australia. "
target: Little Learning School
Little Learning School operates 20 childcare centres across New South Wales, Australia. Little Learning School has a strong vision and desire to become the leader in child care services by being innovative and attracting the greatest educators.
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announced 4/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

MindChamps PreSchool Ltd, will purchase Four Early Learning Centres from Cherry Bridge Station

synopsis: MindChamps, an operator of pre-schools in Singapore, will acquire four early learning centres from Cherry Bridge Station, an operator of early learning and childcare centres in Australia. The early learning centres are located in the suburbs of Ropes Crossing, Lane Cove, West Hoxton and Penrith.
buyer parent: Champion Minds Pte Ltd.
buyer: MindChamps PreSchool Ltd (SGX:CNE:$17.10)
MindChamps is the #1 market share leader with 39.5% of the premium range pre-schools in Singapore. Their unique advanced learning programmes are the result of the combined work of a team of world-class professionals from 4 different continents (Asia, Australia, Europe and North America). "
seller: Cherry Bridge Station
The four early learning centres in the suburbs of Ropes Crossing, Lane Cove, West Hoxton and Penrith belong to Cherry Bridge Station, Australia’s number one childcare provider. Cherry Bridge Station operates state of the art early learning and childcare centres that are equipped to meet any demand.
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closed 8/8/2018 via BNC Analysis

Busy Bees Childcare Ltd., acquired Droitwich Spa Nursery & Kindergarten

synopsis: Busy Bees Childcare, UK's largest provider of quality child care, has acquired Droitwich Spa Nursery & Kindergarten (DSNK), a private childcare setting. DNSK has 25 years of experience in the provision of outstanding care and education and they have been recognized for their excellence and innovation in the delivery of childcare.
buyer: Busy Bees Childcare Ltd.
Busy Bees Childcare is the UK's largest provider of quality child care with 351 nurseries. Their child-centered approach promotes the development of creativity, individuality, and self-confidence through working in partnership with parents to provide the highest standards of nursery care. "
target: Droitwich Spa Nursery & Kindergarten
Based in the UK, Droitwich Spa Nursery & Kindergarten is a private childcare setting with 25 years of experience in the provision of outstanding care and education. They have been recognized for their excellence and innovation in the delivery of childcare through numerous national awards.
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closed 3/16/2022 via Company Press Release

Busy Bees Childcare Ltd., acquired Harlequin Childcare

synopsis: Busy Bees, the UK's largest provider of quality child care, has acquired Harlequin Childcare, a family owned full time day nursery in the UK. Harlequin Childcare provides a safe and nurturing environment with spacious rooms for children to learn and play in. They work with parents to guide each child to develop their full potential as individuals.
buyer: Busy Bees Childcare Ltd.
Busy Bees Childcare is the UK's largest provider of quality child care with 351 nurseries. Their child-centered approach promotes the development of creativity, individuality, and self-confidence through working in partnership with parents to provide the highest standards of nursery care. "
target: Harlequin Childcare
Harlequin Childcare is a family owned full time day nursery in the UK. Harlequin Childcare provides a safe and nurturing environment with bright, spacious rooms for children to learn and play in. They work with parents to guide each child to develop their full potential as individuals.
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closed 1/31/2020 via BNC Analysis

Busy Bees Childcare Ltd., acquired EduKids, Inc.

synopsis: EduKids, the early childhood education and day care operation that grew to 15 locations in Western New York, has a new owner. EduKids was acquired by Busy Bees, a British early childhood education provider. EduKids employs 450 teachers and aides and serves about 2,000 families throughout the Western New York region.
buyer: Busy Bees Childcare Ltd.
Busy Bees Childcare is the UK's largest provider of quality child care with 351 nurseries. Their child-centered approach promotes the development of creativity, individuality, and self-confidence through working in partnership with parents to provide the highest standards of nursery care. "
target: EduKids, Inc.
EduKids, Inc, Western New York's largest privately owned group of child care centers. Responsible for strategic planning, facility management and operations, for fourteen Nationally Accredited Child Care Centers including the corporate on-site Center at Rich Products World Headquarters in Buffalo.
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closed 9/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Busy Bees Childcare Ltd., acquired Doremi SRL

synopsis: Busy Bees Childcare, the UK headquartered global early childhood education and care (ECEC) provider has expanded into Italy with the acquisition of Doremi, an early childhood education and care provider known for its bilingual services and a curriculum where play-based learning is viewed as the keystone.
buyer: Busy Bees Childcare Ltd.
Busy Bees Childcare is the UK's largest provider of quality child care with 351 nurseries. Their child-centered approach promotes the development of creativity, individuality, and self-confidence through working in partnership with parents to provide the highest standards of nursery care. "
target: Doremi SRL
Doremi is an early childhood education and care provider that currently operates seven centers in and around Milan, Italy. They are known for its bilingual services and a curriculum where play-based learning is viewed as the keystone.
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closed 9/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Busy Bees Childcare Ltd., acquired Educational Playcare

synopsis: Busy Bees Childcare, the UK headquartered global early childhood education and care (ECEC) provider has expanded into the United States with the acquisition of Educational Playcare, an early childhood education and care provider that provides care for up to 4,300 children from the age of six weeks to five years.
buyer: Busy Bees Childcare Ltd.
Busy Bees Childcare is the UK's largest provider of quality child care with 351 nurseries. Their child-centered approach promotes the development of creativity, individuality, and self-confidence through working in partnership with parents to provide the highest standards of nursery care. "
target: Educational Playcare
Educational Playcare is an early childhood education and care provider. It provides care for up to 4,300 children from the age of six weeks to five years, as well as after school care for children up to the age of 12.
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announced 12/22/2018 via BNC Analysis

Busy Bees Childcare Ltd., will acquire Giraffe Childcare

synopsis: Busy Bees Childcare, the UK's largest provider of quality child care, is to acquire Giraffe Childcare, a company that operates childcare and early learning centers for pre-school children in Ireland. It provides after school and out-of-school care programs, as well as offers childcare consultancy service for companies and their employees.
buyer: Busy Bees Childcare Ltd.
Busy Bees Childcare is the UK's largest provider of quality child care with 351 nurseries. Their child-centered approach promotes the development of creativity, individuality, and self-confidence through working in partnership with parents to provide the highest standards of nursery care. "
target: Giraffe Childcare
Giraffe Childcare Unlimited Company operates childcare and early learning centers for pre-school children in Ireland. It provides after school and out-of-school care programs, as well as offers childcare consultancy service for companies and their employees.
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Busy Bees Childcare Ltd., acquired Droitwich Spa Nursery & Kindergarten

synopsis: Busy Bees Childcare, UK's largest provider of quality child care, has acquired Droitwich Spa Nursery & Kindergarten (DSNK), a private childcare setting. DNSK has 25 years of experience in the provision of outstanding care and education and they have been recognized for their excellence and innovation in the delivery of childcare.
buyer: Busy Bees Childcare Ltd.
Busy Bees Childcare is the UK's largest provider of quality child care with 351 nurseries. Their child-centered approach promotes the development of creativity, individuality, and self-confidence through working in partnership with parents to provide the highest standards of nursery care. "
target: Droitwich Spa Nursery & Kindergarten
Based in the UK, Droitwich Spa Nursery & Kindergarten is a private childcare setting with 25 years of experience in the provision of outstanding care and education. They have been recognized for their excellence and innovation in the delivery of childcare through numerous national awards.
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announced 5/24/2017 via BNC Analysis

Busy Bees Childcare Ltd., will acquire BrightPath Early Learning

synopsis: Busy Bees Holdings Limited announced it has entered into a definitive arrangement agreement to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of BrightPath. BrightPath is a Canadian leader in the child care industry with 77 locations in major markets across the country.
buyer: Busy Bees Childcare Ltd.
Busy Bees is the UK's largest provider of quality child care, looking after 35,000 children in 329 nurseries. Founded in 1984, Busy Bees is committed to providing quality care for children in a safe, caring environment, meeting each child's individual social, physical and emotional needs. "
target: BrightPath Early Learning (TSXV:BPE:$56.43)
BrightPath is a Canadian leader in the child care industry with 77 locations in major markets across the country. Meeting the highest standards in curriculum, nutrition, technology and recreational programing, BrightPath is committed to providing the best child development programs and care.
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closed 5/11/2016 via Company Press Release

Busy Bees Childcare Ltd., acquired Bush Babies Nurseries Ltd

synopsis: Busy Bees, the largest provider of childcare in the UK, announced their acquisition of Bush Babies Nursery Group, a private childcare provider with a portfolio of seven nurseries in the Midlands, which collectively offer 465 registered places for children from three months to five years.
buyer: Busy Bees Childcare Ltd.
Busy Bees is the UK’s largest childcare nursery provider, with 250 childrens nurseries nationwide. Their child-centred approach promotes the development of creativity, individuality and self-confidence, whilst delivering the highest standards of nursery care. "
target: Bush Babies Nurseries Ltd
Bush Babies Nurseries consists of 7 nurseries covering south, east and central Leicester, offering 435 child care places. Bush Babies provides high quality nurseries that have welcoming, caring, safe and stimulating environments coupled with a broad range of educational opportunities for children.
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Busy Bees Childcare Ltd., acquired Caring Daycare

synopsis: Busy Bees, the largest childcare provider in the UK, has purchased the Caring Daycare nursery group of 12 settings. The acquisition of the 12 nurseries - eight of which are branded Caring Daycare, a further three Major Minor Nurseries and one under the name of Noah’s Ark - adds a further 800 places to the group.
buyer: Busy Bees Childcare Ltd.
Busy Bees have been providing quality childcare and education to parents for over 25 years. Busy Bees Nurseries combine caring with education by following the appropriate curriculum. "
target parent: Rosevale Holdings Limited
target: Caring Daycare
Caring Daycare is nursery group with multiple locations throughout the U.K. Most of the nurseries are rated good or outstanding by Ofsted, are based in Camberley, Dorking, Godalming, Guildford, Haslemere, Midhurst, Petworth and Woking in Surrey.
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Busy Bees Childcare Ltd., acquired Kinder Nurseries

synopsis: Busy Bees announces its purchase of Kinder Nurseries, a private childcare provider which incorporates eleven nurseries in Kent and one in Lewisham offering a total of 1,044 registered places for children from three months to five years, and an additional 346 after school places.
buyer parent: Teachers Private Capital
buyer: Busy Bees Childcare Ltd.
Busy Bees Childcare, Ltd. operates childcare nurseries, and creche facilities at shopping, sports, and leisure centers. It offers out of school clubs, day nurseries, education and provides childcare service for children up to five years. "
target: Kinder Nurseries
Kinder Nurseries Ltd. provides childcare services in the United Kingdom. It operates nursery facilities, including holiday clubs and after school clubs, as well as provide other services. The company was incorporated in 1990 and is based in Rainham, United Kingdom.
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closed 10/31/2013 via PR Newswire

Teachers Private Capital, acquired Busy Bees Childcare Ltd.

synopsis: Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan announced the acquisition of Busy Bees Nursery Group, the largest childcare provider in the United Kingdom. Bees Childcare operates childcare nurseries at shopping, sports, and leisure centers. It offers out of school clubs, day nurseries, education and provides childcare service for children up to five years.
buyer: Teachers Private Capital
Teachers' Private Capital, the private investment department of the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, is one of the world's largest private equity investors, having participated as a long-term investor in numerous transactions in Canada, the United States and Europe. "
target parent: Knowledge Universe, Inc.
target: Busy Bees Childcare Ltd.
Busy Bees Childcare, Ltd. operates childcare nurseries, and creche facilities at shopping, sports, and leisure centers. It offers out of school clubs, day nurseries, education and provides childcare service for children up to five years.
price ($mm)
$353
rev ($mm)
$178
EBITDA ($mm)
$31
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
11.5x
closed 8/23/2012 via BNC Analysis

Busy Bees Childcare Ltd., acquired Just Learning Ltd.

synopsis: Staffordshire-based Busy Bees has continued its growth-by-acquisition strategy with the takeover of the Just Learning chain of 71 nurseries for an undisclosed sum. Just Learning Group is one of Britain’s largest nursery operators.
buyer parent: Knowledge Universe, Inc.
buyer: Busy Bees Childcare Ltd.
Busy Bees Childcare, Ltd. operates childcare nurseries, and creche facilities at shopping, sports, and leisure centers. It offers out of school clubs, day nurseries, education and provides childcare service for children up to five years. "
target: Just Learning Ltd.
Just Learning Group is one of Britain’s largest nursery operators. They opened their first purpose-built nursery in 1996 and now have 71 nurseries throughout England, Scotland and Wales providing over 6,600 full time places for children aged from 6 weeks to 5 years.
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closed 1/16/2012 via BNC Analysis

Busy Bees Childcare Ltd., acquired Early Years Child Care PLC

synopsis: British group Busy Bees Holdings Limited, purchased Early Years Childcare Limited, the child care group with nine locations and over 685 places. This acquisition increases Busy Bees’ position in the market as the largest UK Child care group.
buyer parent: Knowledge Universe, Inc.
buyer: Busy Bees Childcare Ltd.
Busy Bees Childcare, Ltd. operates childcare nurseries, and creche facilities at shopping, sports, and leisure centers. It offers out of school clubs, day nurseries, education and provides childcare service for children up to five years. "
target: Early Years Child Care PLC
Early Years Childcare, established in 1989, is one of the south east’s leading providers of high quality nursery care to children aged 0-5 years. We operate nine nurseries throughout the south east of England from Brighton in East Sussex, to Basingstoke through to Greenwich in south east London.
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closed 6/19/2009 via BNC Analysis

Knowledge Universe, Inc., acquired Busy Bees Childcare Ltd.

synopsis: Busy Bees, the UK’s largest nursery group, has been sold to Singapore-based Knowledge Universe Education for an undisclosed sum after its Australian parent-company, ABC Learning Centres Ltd went into receivership.
buyer: Knowledge Universe, Inc.
Knowledge Universe Education (KUE) companies provide early childhood education programs, primary-through-secondary curricula, and supplemental educational services at thousands of physical locations, and through top-rated online schools and home schooling environments. "
target parent: ABC Learning Centres Ltd
target: Busy Bees Childcare Ltd.
Busy Bees Childcare, Ltd. operates childcare nurseries, and creche facilities at shopping, sports, and leisure centers. It offers out of school clubs, day nurseries, education and provides childcare service for children up to five years.
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closed 1/16/2008 via BNC Analysis

Busy Bees Childcare Ltd., acquired Tender Loving Childcare Limited

synopsis: Busy Bees Childcare Ltd. completed the acquisition of TLC Nursery Group from Aberdeen Asset Managers Private Equity Ltd. on January 16, 2008.
buyer: Busy Bees Childcare Ltd.
Busy Bees Childcare, Ltd. operates childcare nurseries, and creche facilities at shopping, sports, and leisure centers. It offers out of school clubs, day nurseries, education and provides childcare service for children up to five years. "
target parent: Aberdeen Asset Management PLC
target: Tender Loving Childcare Limited
Tender Loving Childcare Limited provides on-site, full day care for the children. It offers activities to stimulate your child’s mind and teaches them to play & share with other children.
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closed 12/18/2006 via

ABC Learning Centres Ltd, acquired Busy Bees Group Ltd

synopsis: A.B.C. Learning Centres Limited has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire for UK£71 million a leading United Kingdom childcare company, Busy Bees Group Ltd. Busy Bees devised and operates an innovative childcare voucher system which ABC believes it can apply in other countries.
buyer: ABC Learning Centres Ltd
ABC is committed to providing high quality, affordable care and education for families. As part of this commitment, ABC has developed a Corporate Child Care model that supports companies and corporations in providing access to childcare places for their staff. "
target: Busy Bees Group Ltd
Busy Bees Childcare, Ltd. operates childcare nurseries, and creche facilities at shopping, sports, and leisure centers. It offers out of school clubs, day nurseries, education and provides childcare service for children up to five years.
price ($mm)
$139
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closed 8/8/2018 via BNC Analysis

Busy Bees Childcare Ltd., acquired Droitwich Spa Nursery & Kindergarten

synopsis: Busy Bees Childcare, UK's largest provider of quality child care, has acquired Droitwich Spa Nursery & Kindergarten (DSNK), a private childcare setting. DNSK has 25 years of experience in the provision of outstanding care and education and they have been recognized for their excellence and innovation in the delivery of childcare.
buyer: Busy Bees Childcare Ltd.
Busy Bees Childcare is the UK's largest provider of quality child care with 351 nurseries. Their child-centered approach promotes the development of creativity, individuality, and self-confidence through working in partnership with parents to provide the highest standards of nursery care. "
target: Droitwich Spa Nursery & Kindergarten
Based in the UK, Droitwich Spa Nursery & Kindergarten is a private childcare setting with 25 years of experience in the provision of outstanding care and education. They have been recognized for their excellence and innovation in the delivery of childcare through numerous national awards.
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closed 6/29/2022 via PR Web

Endeavor Schools, acquired The Baltimore Montessori

synopsis: Endeavor Schools is proud to announce the acquisition of The Baltimore Montessori, an acclaimed school with two campuses in the downtown Baltimore vicinity. Founded in 2006, The Baltimore Montessori offers childcare and educational programs for children between the ages of 18 months and 6 years.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: Endeavor Schools
Endeavor Schools is a leading education management company with a family of unique, well-established private schools that serve as pillars to their respective communities in a growing number of markets across the US. "
target: The Baltimore Montessori
The Baltimore Montessori offers childcare and educational programs for children between the ages of 18 months and 6 years. In addition to its foundational Montessori curriculum, the school provides children with an eclectic array of activities, including gardening, yoga, art, Spanish, and more.
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closed 3/16/2022 via Company Press Release

Busy Bees Childcare Ltd., acquired Harlequin Childcare

synopsis: Busy Bees, the UK's largest provider of quality child care, has acquired Harlequin Childcare, a family owned full time day nursery in the UK. Harlequin Childcare provides a safe and nurturing environment with spacious rooms for children to learn and play in. They work with parents to guide each child to develop their full potential as individuals.
buyer: Busy Bees Childcare Ltd.
Busy Bees Childcare is the UK's largest provider of quality child care with 351 nurseries. Their child-centered approach promotes the development of creativity, individuality, and self-confidence through working in partnership with parents to provide the highest standards of nursery care. "
target: Harlequin Childcare
Harlequin Childcare is a family owned full time day nursery in the UK. Harlequin Childcare provides a safe and nurturing environment with bright, spacious rooms for children to learn and play in. They work with parents to guide each child to develop their full potential as individuals.
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closed 12/22/2021 via Company Press Release

Kids Planet, acquired Kinder Haven Ltd

synopsis: Kids Planet, a family-owned nursery group in the UK, has acquired Kinder Haven Nurseries, a group of nine nurseries in the UK. Kinder Haven is committed to enabling children to participate in a wide variety of play-based activities. They provide balanced curriculum to support independence, confidence, overall development and self respect.
buyer: Kids Planet
Kids Planet is a family-owned nursery group in the UK. Kids Planet operates over 40 nurseries that provide the highest standard of nursery care and education. Their nurseries offer a unique environment in which children are actively encouraged to explore, learn and to interact with others. "
target: Kinder Haven Ltd
Kinder Haven is a group of nine nurseries in the UK. Kinder Haven is committed to enabling children to participate in a wide variety of play-based activities. They provide balanced curriculum and consistent strategies to support independence, confidence, overall development and self respect.
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closed 5/19/2021 via BNC Analysis

Nina’s Nurseries, acquired Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery

synopsis: Nina's Nurseries, a group of nurseries in the UK, has acquired Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery, a day nursery in the UK. Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery offers a safe and secure environment for children to develop and learn through play. The nursery provides facilities for children aged from 3 months through to pre-school age.
buyer: Nina’s Nurseries
Nina's Nurseries are a group of nurseries in the UK. Nina's Nurseries provides inspiring childcare and early education for children aged 3 months to five years. Their unique nurseries offer a variety of activities and opportunities to encourage every child’s development. "
target: Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery
Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery is a day nursery in the UK. Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery offers a safe and secure environment for children to develop and learn through play. The nursery provides facilities for children aged from 3 months through to pre-school age.
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closed 3/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

Golden Apples Day Nursery Limited, acquired Bridge Farm and Rendlesham Day Nurseries

synopsis: UK-based Bridge Farm and Rendlesham Nurseries in Woodbridge, Suffolk have been sold to Golden Apples Nursery. Bridge Farm and Rendlesham Nurseries are two purpose-built children’s day nurseries with a fantastic reputation for high-quality childcare, with both nurseries being rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted.
buyer: Golden Apples Day Nursery Limited
Based in the UK, Golden Apples Nursery is committed to creating a friendly and secure environment for every child to thrive and achieve the best possible outcome. Golden Apples Nursery is all about happy children, where a range of learning experiences provided engages children. "
target: Bridge Farm and Rendlesham Day Nurseries
Based in the UK, Bridge Farm and Rendlesham Nurseries are two purpose-built children’s day nurseries with a fantastic reputation for high-quality childcare, with both nurseries being rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted.
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announced 2/19/2021 via BNC Analysis

Fairoak Nursery School, will acquire Kimberley Nursery School

synopsis: Two Newport, UK-based nurseries will merge despite being 2.7 miles apart from each other. The Kimberley Nursery School and Fairoak Nursery School will merge. Kimberley Nursery School starts with students in the Rising 3s and takes children until they reach four years of age, giving the children a good start to schooling.
buyer: Fairoak Nursery School
Fairoak Nursery School is a nursery school in Newport, Wales. Fairoak Nursery School was opened in 1968. The school has a caring and happy ethos shared by children, parents, staff and governors. Throughout the year, there can be up to 144 children on roll in the nursery. "
target: Kimberley Nursery School
Kimberley Nursery School is a nursery based in Newport, United Kingdom. The Nursery starts with the Rising 3s and takes children until they reach four years of age, giving the children a good start to schooling.
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closed 12/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

Country Kids Day Nursery, acquired Giggles Galore

synopsis: Country Kids Day Nursery, a nursery operator in the UK, has acquired Giggles Galore, a private children’s day nursery in the UK. Giggles Galore offers year-round care and indoor/outdoor learning through play for children from birth to primary school. They provide rich learning experiences that are tailored to a child's individual needs.
buyer: Country Kids Day Nursery
Country Kids Day Nursery is a nursery operator in the UK. Country Kids operates four fantastic nurseries in Kneesall, Newark, Rainworth and Sleaford. Their nurseries take children back to nature and support them to learn through good old fashioned outdoor play and hands on learning experiences. "
target: Giggles Galore
Giggles Galore is a well-respected private children’s day nursery in the UK. Giggles Galore offers year-round care and indoor/outdoor learning through play for children from birth to primary school. They provide rich learning experiences that are tailored to a child's individual needs.
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closed 9/23/2020 via BNC Analysis

SENKO Group Holdings Co., Ltd., acquired Procare Co., Ltd.

synopsis: SENKO Group Holdings Co., Ltd., a leading logistics company in Japan, has acquired Procare, a Japanese company that operates nursery schools and daycare centers. Procare aims to help children grow by providing them with a welcoming second home, nutritious food, and a wide variety of experiences.
buyer: SENKO Group Holdings Co., Ltd. (TSE:9069:$5,361.25)
SENKO Group Holdings is a leading logistics company in Japan. SENKO Group Holdings provides logistics services to customers in various industries, including construction, retail, chemicals, food and more. Their logistics consulting business helps businesses to develop and manage IT systems. "
target: Procare Co., Ltd.
Procare is a Japanese company that operates nursery schools and daycare centers. Procare operates schools and centers at 54 locations throughout Japan. The company aims to help children grow by providing them with a welcoming second home, nutritious food, and a wide variety of experiences.
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closed 8/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Antin Infrastructure Partners S.A.S., acquired Babilou

synopsis: Babilou Family, the leader in corporate nurseries in Europe, has been acquired by Antin Infrastructure Partners. Founded in 2003, Babilou is the leading group of business and community day nurseries in France and offers a network of over 1,900 family-friendly establishments in 13 countries.
buyer: Antin Infrastructure Partners S.A.S. (ENXTPA:ANTIN:$184.16)
Antin Infrastructure Partners is a leading independent private equity firm focused on infrastructure investments. Based in Paris, London and New York, and fully owned by its 14 partners, the firm employs over 100 professionals. "
target: Babilou
Founded in 2003, Babilou is the leading group of business and community day nurseries in France and offers a network of over 1,900 family-friendly establishments in 13 countries (Babilou nurseries and partners, children's clubs and schools).
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closed 7/1/2020 via Company Press Release

Merhalsa, acquired Mari Hoikuen

synopsis: Merhalsa, a Japanese company engaged in the medicine, nursing, and childcare businesses, has acquired Mari Hoikuen, a group of nursery schools in Japan. Mari Hoikuen provides quality childcare services for children aged 0 to 3. Their schools offer a warm environment where children can feel at ease and enjoy themselves.
buyer: Merhalsa (JASDAQ:7688:$155.14)
Merhalsa is a Japanese company engaged in the medicine, nursing, and childcare businesses. Their pharmaceutical division operates 41 pharmacies in Tokyo. Their nursing department provides nursing services to the elderly. Merhalsa also operates 26 nursery schools in Japan. "
target: Mari Hoikuen
Mari Hoikuen is a group of nursery schools in Japan. Mari Hoikuen operates 6 nursery schools in Yokohama, Kawasaki, and Tokyo. Their schools provide quality childcare services for children aged 0 to 3. Mari Hoikuen offers a warm environment where children can feel at ease and enjoy themselves.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Storal Learning, acquired Barney Lodge Day Nursery

synopsis: Storal Learning, a company that owns and operates several nurseries across England, has acquired Barney Lodge Day Nursery, a nursery in the UK. Barney Lodge provides a positive, secure, environment which enables children to become confident learners and to blossom to their full potential.
buyer: Storal Learning
Storal Learning owns and operates several nurseries across England. Each nursery is committed to delivering the best possible care and early years education to children. Storal Learning provides a homely, safe and creative space for children to learn, develop and grow. "
target: Barney Lodge Day Nursery
Barney Lodge Day Nursery is a nursery in the UK. Barney Lodge provides a positive, secure, environment which enables children to become confident learners. The nursery features separate rooms for different age groups, allowing them to cater for the individual needs of the children.
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closed 1/31/2020 via BNC Analysis

Busy Bees Childcare Ltd., acquired EduKids, Inc.

synopsis: EduKids, the early childhood education and day care operation that grew to 15 locations in Western New York, has a new owner. EduKids was acquired by Busy Bees, a British early childhood education provider. EduKids employs 450 teachers and aides and serves about 2,000 families throughout the Western New York region.
buyer: Busy Bees Childcare Ltd.
Busy Bees Childcare is the UK's largest provider of quality child care with 351 nurseries. Their child-centered approach promotes the development of creativity, individuality, and self-confidence through working in partnership with parents to provide the highest standards of nursery care. "
target: EduKids, Inc.
EduKids, Inc, Western New York's largest privately owned group of child care centers. Responsible for strategic planning, facility management and operations, for fourteen Nationally Accredited Child Care Centers including the corporate on-site Center at Rich Products World Headquarters in Buffalo.
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closed 1/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Kids Planet, acquired Kids Allowed

synopsis: Kids Planet, a family-owned nursery group in the UK, has acquired Kids Allowed, an award-winning nursery group in the UK. Kids Allowed operates eight childcare centres across the North West. Their centres provide outstanding nursery care and stimulating experiences that allow children to develop their knowledge, imagination, and personality.
buyer: Kids Planet
Kids Planet is a family-owned nursery group in the UK. Kids Planet operates over 40 nurseries that provide the highest standard of nursery care and education. Their nurseries offer a unique environment in which children are actively encouraged to explore, learn and to interact with others. "
target: Kids Allowed
Kids Allowed is an award-winning nursery group in the UK. Kids Allowed operates eight childcare centres across the North West. Their centres provide outstanding nursery care and stimulating experiences that allow children to develop their knowledge, imagination, and personality.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$14
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Edubee Solutions Pvt. Ltd., acquired Oi PlaySchool

synopsis: Edubees Education, an arm of FirstCry Group has acquired Oi Playschool, an initiative of People Combine Group. Founded in 2010, Oi Playschool refines skills, nurture curiosity, and encourage exploration among early learn learners.
buyer parent: FirstCry Group
buyer: Edubee Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
Edubee Solutions helps schools to focus more on educating students and less on administration. Edubee provides a SaaS-based school management solution to reduce the complexity of administration and decision making. "
target parent: People Combine
target: Oi PlaySchool
Founded in 2010, Oi Playschool refines skills, nurture curiosity, and encourage exploration among early learn learners. Oi Playschool has etched a name for itself amongst the leading playschools in India.
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closed 9/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Busy Bees Childcare Ltd., acquired Doremi SRL

synopsis: Busy Bees Childcare, the UK headquartered global early childhood education and care (ECEC) provider has expanded into Italy with the acquisition of Doremi, an early childhood education and care provider known for its bilingual services and a curriculum where play-based learning is viewed as the keystone.
buyer: Busy Bees Childcare Ltd.
Busy Bees Childcare is the UK's largest provider of quality child care with 351 nurseries. Their child-centered approach promotes the development of creativity, individuality, and self-confidence through working in partnership with parents to provide the highest standards of nursery care. "
target: Doremi SRL
Doremi is an early childhood education and care provider that currently operates seven centers in and around Milan, Italy. They are known for its bilingual services and a curriculum where play-based learning is viewed as the keystone.
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closed 9/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Busy Bees Childcare Ltd., acquired Educational Playcare

synopsis: Busy Bees Childcare, the UK headquartered global early childhood education and care (ECEC) provider has expanded into the United States with the acquisition of Educational Playcare, an early childhood education and care provider that provides care for up to 4,300 children from the age of six weeks to five years.
buyer: Busy Bees Childcare Ltd.
Busy Bees Childcare is the UK's largest provider of quality child care with 351 nurseries. Their child-centered approach promotes the development of creativity, individuality, and self-confidence through working in partnership with parents to provide the highest standards of nursery care. "
target: Educational Playcare
Educational Playcare is an early childhood education and care provider. It provides care for up to 4,300 children from the age of six weeks to five years, as well as after school care for children up to the age of 12.
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closed 5/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Haroon Rashid and Javed Ghafoor, acquired Buttons & Bows Nursery School

synopsis: Buttons & Bows Nursery School in Dundee to has been sold to first time buyers, Haroon Rashid and Javed Ghafoor. Buttons & Bows Nursery School, first established by Ann Bremner in 1990, is located within the Stobswell area of Dundee, UK.
buyer: Haroon Rashid and Javed Ghafoor
Haroon Rashid and Javed Ghafoor are experienced entrepreneurs who were keen to enter the childcare sector. "
target: Buttons & Bows Nursery School
Buttons & Bows Nursery School, first established by Ann Bremner in 1990, is located within the Stobswell area of Dundee, UK. The popular nursery has capacity for 79 children and is ideally placed to take advantage of the local libraries, parks and the public bus service.
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closed 5/8/2019 via PR Newswire

O2B Kids, acquired Brookside Academy

synopsis: O2B Kids, a leading provider of early education services for children in the Southeast U.S., acquired Brookside Academy. Brookside Academy, founded in 1999, has two locations in Alpharetta and Johns Creek, suburbs of Atlanta, GA.  It provides services such as infant and toddler care, preschool, afterschool enrichment programs and summer camp.
buyer: O2B Kids
O2B Kids is a leading provider of early education services for children in the Southeast U.S. O2B offers preschool education for children 0 to 5 years old, afterschool enrichment programs for elementary school students, and an unprecedented family membership program for all kids 0 to 13 years old. "
target: Brookside Academy
Brookside Academy, founded in 1999, has two locations in Alpharetta and Johns Creek, suburbs of Atlanta, GA. It provides services such as infant and toddler care, preschool, afterschool enrichment programs and summer camp.
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closed 2/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

The Mulberry Bush, acquired Little Acorns Nursery School

synopsis: The Mulberry Bush, an operator of children's day nurseries in Southern Hampshire, has acquired Little Acorns Nursery School, a children’s day nursery in Waterlooville. Little Acorns Nursery School provides high quality care and education for children ages 3 months to 5 years.
buyer: The Mulberry Bush
The Mulberry Bush is an operator of children's day nurseries in Southern Hampshire. Their nurseries offer premium daycare services for babies, toddlers and young children. The Mulberry Bush provides children with high quality food and excellent education. "
target: Little Acorns Nursery School
Little Acorns Nursery School is a children’s day nursery in Waterlooville. Little Acorns provides high quality care and education for children ages 3 months to 5 years. Little Acorns offers a safe, happy, and stimulating environment where children can enhance their learning and development.
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$0.84
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Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited
Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited
Bright Scholar is the largest operator of international and bilingual K-12 schools in China. The company is dedicated to providing quality international education to Chinese students and equipping them with the critical academic foundation and skillsets necessary to succeed.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$477.13
EBITDA ($mm)
$90.82
EBIT ($mm)
$65.77
Net Income ($mm)
$45.57
Employees
10366
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Ticker: OM:ENG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Internationella Engelska Skolan
Internationella Engelska Skolan
Internationella Engelska Skolan (IES) is one of the leading free school operators in Sweden. IES has 25,600 students at 36 schools, and about 3,200 students at its schools in Spain. IES Sweden operates schools for students in grades F-12. Its main focus is grades 4-9.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$296.73
EBITDA ($mm)
$32.35
EBIT ($mm)
$23.20
Net Income ($mm)
$16.88
Employees
2974
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Ticker: OM:ATVEXA B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Atvexa AB
Atvexa AB
Atvexa is an owner and operator of schools in Sweden. Through its subsidiaries the group operates 75 preschools, 16 schools, and 1 special school. Atvexa's vision is to create an educational environment that allows all children and students to grow.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$193.79
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.71
EBIT ($mm)
$13.67
Net Income ($mm)
$7.02
Employees
3990
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Ticker: ARCE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Arco Platform Limited
Arco Platform Limited
Arco’s mission is to transform the way students learn, promote and scale education of excellence. With a historical growth of over 40% per year, the company has been expanding its portfolio and its territorial reach, thus progressively delivering more value to a growing number of schools in Brazil.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$168.64
EBITDA ($mm)
$39.08
EBIT ($mm)
$27.72
Net Income ($mm)
$6.21
Employees
1949
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Ticker: JASDAQ:9696
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
With Us Corp
With Us Corp
With Us Corporation operates in the education industry in Japan. The company owns and operates tutoring schools that offers group and individual tutoring for elementary, middle, and high school students. They also operate preparatory schools to help students pass high school certification exams.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$134.56
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.21
EBIT ($mm)
$5.39
Net Income ($mm)
$0.75
Employees
779
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Ticker: SASE:4292
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ataa Educational Company
Ataa Educational Company
Ataa Educational Company is one of the largest educational companies in Saudi Arabia. Ataa Educational Company operates private schools in seven locations around the Riyadh area. Their schools provide high quality education services to over 26,000 students.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$84.39
EBITDA ($mm)
$28.13
EBIT ($mm)
$23.74
Net Income ($mm)
$17.19
Employees
0
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Ticker: SASE:4291
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
National Company for Learning and Education
National Company for Learning and Education
National Company for Learning and Education (NCLE) is a leading education group in Saudi Arabia. NCLE operates several schools that contain more than 10,000 students and 1,000 teachers. The group offers kindergarten, primary, intermediate, secondary education services.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$56.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$17.86
EBIT ($mm)
$14.64
Net Income ($mm)
$13.51
Employees
0
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Ticker: TSX-V:LOY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Loyalist Group Limited
Loyalist Group Limited
Loyalist Group is an educational organization that is in the business of providing in-class private education services, with an emphasis on teaching the following: (i) ESL; (ii) professional development courses; and (iii) college transfer preparation programs.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$47.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.40
EBIT ($mm)
$4.40
Net Income ($mm)
$3.00
Employees
24
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Ticker: SEHK:1598
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
21st Century Education Group
21st Century Education Group
21st Century Education is a Chinese provider of education services. 21st Century Education offers preschool education, primary and secondary education, higher education, and vocational education services through their various schools.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$30.87
EBITDA ($mm)
$11.60
EBIT ($mm)
$9.93
Net Income ($mm)
$12.78
Employees
1158
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Ticker: EDU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Oriental
New Oriental
New Oriental is the largest comprehensive educational company in China. The business of New Oriental includes pre-school education, general courses for students of various age levels, online education, overseas study consulting, and textbook publishing.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$771.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$143.16
EBIT ($mm)
$116.80
Net Income ($mm)
$132.69
Employees
18763
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Ticker: NZSE:IQE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Intueri Education Group Limited
Intueri Education Group Limited
The Intueri Education Group is one of New Zealand's largest private vocational educational groups. They specialise in providing industry relevant training across a number of exciting industries and they work closely with those industries to ensure their graduates find employment.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$13.22
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.80
EBIT ($mm)
$0.04
Net Income ($mm)
$0.48
Employees
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Ticker: JASDAQ:7688
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Merhalsa
Merhalsa
Merhalsa is a Japanese company engaged in the medicine, nursing, and childcare businesses. Their pharmaceutical division operates 41 pharmacies in Tokyo. Their nursing department provides nursing services to the elderly. Merhalsa also operates 26 nursery schools in Japan.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$155.14
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.29
EBIT ($mm)
$3.27
Net Income ($mm)
$4.04
Employees
2448
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Early Learning Services Limited
Early Learning Services Limited
Early Learning Services Limited operates child care centers that provide education and care to children aged 6 weeks to 12 years. Its facilities provide long day care, before and after school care, casual care, and holiday care.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$950.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$10.49
EBIT ($mm)
($30.26)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2300
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Ticker: NZSE:EVO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Evolve Education Group Limited
Evolve Education Group Limited
Evolve Education Group is a New Zealand owned and operated provider of high-quality, multifaceted Early Childhood Education (ECE) services. Evolve’s priority is to ensure every child gets the full attention and support they need in their early years.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$106.51
EBITDA ($mm)
$19.38
EBIT ($mm)
$17.54
Net Income ($mm)
$11.15
Employees
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Ticker: TSE:4735
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kyoshin Co., Ltd.
Kyoshin Co., Ltd.
Kyoshin Co., Ltd. is a Japanese company that operates cram schools in Japan, Germany, China, and the USA. Their schools are aimed at primary to high school students. Kyoshin provides services for exam preparation, English language learning for young children, and Japanese language learning.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$162.12
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.17
EBIT ($mm)
$4.76
Net Income ($mm)
$4.86
Employees
1463
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